Currently Playing in 2017....

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Sun May 14, 2017 7:41 pm

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IAmTheSaladMan wrote:Dragon Warrior VII on PS1. Man this is a pretty slow moving game, it took me over two hours just to reach the first battle. It's starting to pick up now thankfully.


Oh wow, is that via original copy or emulator?

Fair play either way, that's a notoriously slow going entry in the series. It does have its fans though, and I believe the 3DS remake does speed it up a little.


ISO on Emulator, I'm considering getting a legit copy but not just yet. It's a good game but I could see a lot of people giving up before they ever get anywhere.


Might be worth seeing if there's a fast forward or frame skip option, for JRPGs I find that invaluable in turn based battles or backtracking.


I'm currently using a pretty basic PlayStation emulator called pSX as I couldn't get the game running on ePSXe and I'm not really sure what it can and can't do. I'm strongly considering jail breaking my PS3 so I can play backups (and imports) on legit hardware rather than switching between emulators.

It's one of a handful of games I wish they'd put on the US PlayStation store as if I could play it legitimately I would but I don't see that happening. A physical copy isn't even that expensive but you can't play US PS1 games on a UK PS3 as I learned after buying a couple a few years back.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Seven » Sun May 14, 2017 7:56 pm

Persona 2 Innocent Sin on psp (well psvita)

So far I'm liking it but I do have to take lot of breaks, dat battle encounter :dread:

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Godzilla » Mon May 15, 2017 9:14 pm

Ratchet and Clank PS4 - Finally returned to this and beat the last boss. Now playing through challenge mode and enjoying it more with all weapons and looking for upgrades and secrets. Looks lovely too.

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue May 16, 2017 2:29 pm

I'm really starting to enjoy Dragon Quest VII now. I like the way the story works with you piecing back together a broken world one island at a time. I do find myself grinding for money a lot of the time however as new equipment seems extortionately expensive.

I have been made aware that I shouldn't level up too much before I unlock the class system I just wish I knew how much was too much as to be honest all that gold gathering has me feeling a little overpowered already.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Rax » Tue May 16, 2017 2:51 pm

Rebel Galaxy
Played about 30 minutes of it a while back, dicked around instead of following the first few missions, got blown up, had no idea what I was doing and gave up. This time I actually stuck to the first couple of missions and managed to not die yet so thats progress. Im still not sure what Im "supposed" to be doing but Ill let it hold my hand for a bit longer before deciding if I want to do other missions or not. Its not bad so far.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Irene Demova » Tue May 16, 2017 10:56 pm

Paper Mario Sticker Star:

Congrats devs, you've managed to make an RPG where there is no reason to ever battle a non-boss enemy.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by FatDaz » Wed May 17, 2017 10:28 am

Resident Evil trilogy (4,5,6) is on sale on PSN, haven't played 4 since PS2 days so enjoying going through that again. I started on normal thinking I'm good and it's bloody challenging. I've forgotten loads of the game too so it feels fresh again. Just reached the castle, dreading the bit where they keep carrying Ashley off...

I'm looking forward to replaying 5. I know it got a lot of stick but I actually enjoyed it more than most, nice to see it has all the mercenaries DLC characters etc. I love that mode'

I've dipped my toe into 6. Hmm I knew it was universally panned but I was hoping it would be enjoyable at least. Started with Leon and it's cliche, linear and his melee skills practically make guns pointless. Does anyone know which campaigns are best, or rather in order best to worst?

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Wed May 17, 2017 1:31 pm

I feel Resident Evil 5 got a lot of rather undue stick, it's certainly not a bad game by any stretch of the imagination and great fun in co-op. It does have the dubious honour of having perhaps the most difficult/tedious platinum trophy in my collection however... keeping Sheva alive in professional mode :dread:

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Pedz » Wed May 17, 2017 2:47 pm

FatDaz wrote:Resident Evil trilogy (4,5,6) is on sale on PSN, haven't played 4 since PS2 days so enjoying going through that again. I started on normal thinking I'm good and it's bloody challenging. I've forgotten loads of the game too so it feels fresh again. Just reached the castle, dreading the bit where they keep carrying Ashley off...

I'm looking forward to replaying 5. I know it got a lot of stick but I actually enjoyed it more than most, nice to see it has all the mercenaries DLC characters etc. I love that mode'

I've dipped my toe into 6. Hmm I knew it was universally panned but I was hoping it would be enjoyable at least. Started with Leon and it's cliche, linear and his melee skills practically make guns pointless. Does anyone know which campaigns are best, or rather in order best to worst?


If I remember correctly Leon's is best.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Squinty » Thu May 18, 2017 10:49 am

On Chapter 20 of Fire Emblem Fates Conquest.

Had a blast at it this morning on the commute. This level is a bit annoying! The wind keeps blowing troops all over the place, and it's spawning strawberry floaters behind me as well. Restarted it twice already as I was trying different things to see what would stick. This is going to be no slouch.

I think I've strawberry floated myself in Master sealing some of my troops, a lot of them are mounted now, which comes with its annoyances.

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by Tafdolphin » Thu May 18, 2017 11:08 am

Horizon Zero Dawn: Drawing this to a close now, and it's been an incredibly satisfying experience. The Witcher was obviously a huge influence and the Horizon is all the stronger for it, even if it lacks the detail of that game. The story is great, the combat inventive and the visuals amazing.

Prey: Just getting started but I'm liking it so far. There's a constant sense of tension and some of the mechanics are interesting takes on old tropes. Looking forward to it.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu May 18, 2017 1:00 pm

I've hit my first real challenge in Dragon Warrior VII. My heaviest hitter left the party for good in the last area I finished and now I've wound up in a penal colony stripped of all my spells and special abilities.

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by Death's Head » Thu May 18, 2017 7:10 pm

Shadow Complex Remastered (PC). Had no idea what this was but as it came as part of a $1 Humble Bundle sometime back, thought I'd give it a whirl. It seems to be a sideways scrolling type platformer, something like Metroid on the SNES maybe (although don't whinge if my assessment isn't 100% accurate, I didn't play it much on the SNES). Had a fair few frustrating times with jumping and working out where to go next, but when you consider this only cost about 27p, it is utterly ridiculous value for money. Cheap PC gaming. :wub:

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by Jazzem » Fri May 19, 2017 12:14 am

Death's Head wrote:Shadow Complex Remastered (PC). Had no idea what this was but as it came as part of a $1 Humble Bundle sometime back, thought I'd give it a whirl. It seems to be a sideways scrolling type platformer, something like Metroid on the SNES maybe (although don't whinge if my assessment isn't 100% accurate, I didn't play it much on the SNES). Had a fair few frustrating times with jumping and working out where to go next, but when you consider this only cost about 27p, it is utterly ridiculous value for money. Cheap PC gaming. :wub:


Aye Shadow Complex is great, though for the love of god skip the cut scenes :P

But you are bang on, it's very much influenced by Super Metroid and other 'Metroidvanias,' coupled with some similarities to last gen big budget titles.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Buffalo » Fri May 19, 2017 12:59 am

Death's Head wrote:Shadow Complex Remastered (PC). Had no idea what this was but as it came as part of a $1 Humble Bundle sometime back, thought I'd give it a whirl. It seems to be a sideways scrolling type platformer, something like Metroid on the SNES maybe (although don't whinge if my assessment isn't 100% accurate, I didn't play it much on the SNES). Had a fair few frustrating times with jumping and working out where to go next, but when you consider this only cost about 27p, it is utterly ridiculous value for money. Cheap PC gaming. :wub:


How much cheaper is it on PC in comparison to PS4/xbone?

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by Death's Head » Fri May 19, 2017 8:16 am

Buffalo wrote:
Death's Head wrote:Shadow Complex Remastered (PC). Had no idea what this was but as it came as part of a $1 Humble Bundle sometime back, thought I'd give it a whirl. It seems to be a sideways scrolling type platformer, something like Metroid on the SNES maybe (although don't whinge if my assessment isn't 100% accurate, I didn't play it much on the SNES). Had a fair few frustrating times with jumping and working out where to go next, but when you consider this only cost about 27p, it is utterly ridiculous value for money. Cheap PC gaming. :wub:


How much cheaper is it on PC in comparison to PS4/xbone?

As I said, I got it as part of a 3 game bundle for $1 so significantly cheaper. I see Deadly Premonition - Director's cut is currently part of a $1 bundle so as I've never played that, will be pushing the boat out later.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Frank » Fri May 19, 2017 9:10 am

Pedz wrote:
FatDaz wrote:Resident Evil trilogy (4,5,6) is on sale on PSN, haven't played 4 since PS2 days so enjoying going through that again. I started on normal thinking I'm good and it's bloody challenging. I've forgotten loads of the game too so it feels fresh again. Just reached the castle, dreading the bit where they keep carrying Ashley off...

I'm looking forward to replaying 5. I know it got a lot of stick but I actually enjoyed it more than most, nice to see it has all the mercenaries DLC characters etc. I love that mode'

I've dipped my toe into 6. Hmm I knew it was universally panned but I was hoping it would be enjoyable at least. Started with Leon and it's cliche, linear and his melee skills practically make guns pointless. Does anyone know which campaigns are best, or rather in order best to worst?


If I remember correctly Leon's is best.


It's genuinely worrying people say Leon's is the best story. I started it a few days ago and hated it. Even on normal it's an absolute chore to play through (why they thought horde sections where you just had to survive wave after wave of zombie when ammo is pretty scarce anyway was a good idea I'll never know). Constantly respawning enemies in the graveyard and stuff is brilliant, too. And the fact that even when you're playing in split screen on the same console there's no way of actually pausing the game without going back to the dashboard :fp: It's just stupid, lazy design everywhere you look. But at least you can change the colour of your laser sight(!)

[EDIT: Turns out that even bringing the dashboard up doesn't pause it! Resumed the game to be met with the YOU ARE DEAD screen. strawberry floating hell :fp: ]

I like the sections where you've got random survivors that you think you're meant to protect and then they all die regardless of how many actually die during the fight.

Also FatDaz - Resi 4 doesn't really have any difficulties other than NORMAL and then the unlockable harder ones. I'm still amazed that a game that seems to be a glorified escort mission got such universal praise. And the fact that you have to waste your own healing items on Ashley is terrible. At least Resi 5 made the healing stuff heal both players if they were standing together.

I wish you could buy ammo from the merchant, too. It'd make the whole experience a lot more enjoyable knowing that if you don't quite have enough bullets for a stressful section up ahead you could just stock up from a guy who seems to have bullets galore piled up on his counter - Just not for you.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Squinty » Sat May 20, 2017 7:18 pm

I'm on Chapter 26 of Fire Emblem Fates Conquest. Went through a bit of a difficulty spike around chapter 21 to 23, the last two missions have been piss easy for some reason.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Ironhide » Sat May 20, 2017 9:17 pm

Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch

A relatively obscure PSP JRPG that harks back to the 16-bit era, not as deep as more modern RPGs with no complex 'systems' to learn and a fairly by the numbers storyline.

Just about finished it now, only need to grind a bit before tackling the final boss.

I definitely prefer the PC port of the 2nd trilogy (the series is currently on the 3rd trilogy of LoH games) which I've yet to finish so I'll be going back to that soon.

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PostRe: Currently Playing in 2017....
by Dangerblade » Sat May 20, 2017 11:02 pm

Stephen's Sausage Roll

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